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article imageKitten left in bag on rubbish heap

By Lynn Curwin     Oct 6, 2010 in Crime
Holborn - A three-month-old kitten was found shivering inside a plastic rubbish bag left on a pile of trash near a block of London flats.
One of the residents of the building called the RSPCA on the morning of 27 September, after hearing mewing sounds from the communal rubbish pile in Holborn.
Animal Welfare Officer Jill Sanders responded to the call and opened a bag to find a black kitten sitting in a puddle of water inside a plastic cat carrier box. The animal was wet and shivering.
“All I could see when I opened the bag were these two little eyes peering out at me,” Sanders said in a news release .
“Just to leave the kitten like that is so sad. He was gorgeous and ever so friendly, and there were no signs that he had been badly treated before.
I hate to think what could have happened. He was really quiet when I arrived and I can just imagine that had the dustbin men come along they could very easily have thrown him straight into the truck.”
She said that there is no way to tell why this animal was abandoned but there is a crisis right now because of the numbers of unwanted cats and kittens.
“Because people don’t have their cats neutered there are so many unwanted cats and kittens and our animal centres are full to the brim,” she added.
The kitten is now receiving care at the Harmsworth Animal Hospital in North London. It is hoped that he, and many more of the animals waiting for homes, will soon be adopted.
If anyone has information which could help track down whoever abandoned this kitten they are asked to call the 24-hour cruelty line on 0300 123 999 and quote incident 23 of 27 September.
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